PRISTINA - The German Federal Ministry of Defense on 28 September 2020 delivered the first batch of medical equipment to support Kosovo and Montenegro in their efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The medical goods mainly include among others personal protective equipment such as FFP2 masks, surgical masks, disposable gloves and protective eyewear. It will help medical personnel to protect itself from acquiring COVID-19 when treating patients.
Equipment was flown into Pristina with an A400M aircraft of the German Luftwaffe transporting soldiers and material for the German KFOR contingent.
This is the largest individual aid measure of the German Bundeswehr within the framework of the international COVID-19 pandemic fight, intended to support the Kosovo Security Force – whose medical personnel will work in civilian hospitals and thus contribute to the citizens’ health care - and the Montenegro armed Force.
KFOR supported the German initiative through the ground handling of the A400M and the loading of the goods onto logistic trucks of the Kosovo Security Force and Montenegro Armed Force. A second batch of equipment will arrive by road for a total of more than 10 tons.
Since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic the NATO-led Kosovo Force has been facilitating the delivery of aid against Covid19 by Allied and Partner countries like Italy, Poland, Turkey, Germany and Austria.